Fight for Her Life

Conflicting Reports on Richardson

With some news outlets declaring actress Natasha Richardson "brain dead" and others reporting her suffering from "brain swelling," only one thing is certain: The 45-year-old wife of Liam Neeson is in critical condition after suffering a "traumatic head injury" on a Quebec ski slope yesterday. reports Richardson is being transported from Montreal to New York City to receive expert medical care, a day after falling during a private lesson on a beginner slope. Though there was no blood or major impact after she fell, two patrollers came to her aid. At the time, she apparently waived her right to medical care and seemed fine. An hour later, however, she complained of having a headache and 911 was called. Richardson is the mother of two teen boys and the daughter of Vanessa Redgrave.